Blinks - Montia fontana
Very variable low to short, straggling plant. Stems are often reddish and the leaves are opposite, narrow-oval and rather succulent. The flowers are inconspicuous small (2 mm) and white.
Damp ground, especially where water lies in winter, in marshes and beside water and sometimes submerged. It favours acidic soils.
April to October.
Annual or perennial.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 14 of the 617 tetrads.
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